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July 21, 2022

Pay by phone at council car parks

Residents and visitors to the Staffordshire Moorlands can now pay by phone for car parking at most of the car parks in the area. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has introduced digital payments for all the car parks it manages across the district – including in Cheadle.

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July 14, 2022

Queen’s Baton Relay set for the Moorlands

With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games now just weeks away, Staffordshire Moorlands is getting ready to host the iconic Queen’s Baton Relay. The Queen’s Baton Relay is travelling the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.

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July 14, 2022

Fundraising for new play equipment for school

A father is currently fundraising for new play equipment for the Moorlands school where his daughter attends. Mitch Hulme has set a £150,000 fundraising target to enable Horton Lodge Community Special School to have a new playground, specially designed for children with disabilities.

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July 14, 2022

“Small minded” graffiti in town park

A councillor is appealing for witnesses after graffiti has appeared at structures in a town park. The graffiti, some of a “sexually offensive nature,” has appeared on the bandstand and also on the bowling green pavilion – both in Brough Park in Leek.

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July 14, 2022

Concern over nails being left on busy road

Concern has been raised about nails which are being left on a busy road in a Moorlands town. It is understood that there have been several incidents where nails and screws have been left on the road in the West Street area of Leek – resulting in many vehicle owners finding the offending metal items in the tyres of their vehicles, causing costly damage.

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July 14, 2022

Sun shines for return of Leek Club Day

The sun shone for the welcome return of a historical annual event in the Moorlands at the weekend. Leek Club Day was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but made a return on Saturday (July 9).

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July 14, 2022

McDonald’s puts in plans for town

Fast food giant McDonald’s has submitted proposals to build a new restaurant in a Moorlands town. If given the green light by council planners the new restaurant, which is set to be built on the same site as Sainsbury’s in Leek, will offer up to 120 new jobs in the town.

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July 8, 2022

Cash boost for family support charity

A support charity in the Moorlands has received a cash boost. University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity has been awarded half a million pounds to work with community and voluntary groups from across Staffordshire to help to tackle loneliness and social isolation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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July 8, 2022

Tukxi – and Franz – at your service

A Leek resident is offering a unique method of transport for folk to get out about for special occasions in the town. Franz Optiz has bought himself a Tuk-Tuk and is offering it for use at special events – for a donation to charity.

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July 8, 2022

Plans go in for derelict buildings

A planning application to convert currently derelict buildings in a Moorlands town centre into dwellings has been submitted to the district council. We reported last November (2021) that developer Ryan Davies had then recently moved to the Moorlands and purchased the currently vacant former Silk Shade mill site which is situated in Silk Street – adjacent to Silk Street Car Park in Leek.

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July 8, 2022

Walking round day is back in town

Residents in Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to get involved in the historical Annual Leek Club Day this weekend. The Annual Leek Club Day, also know as ‘Walking Round Day’, was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

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July 7, 2022

Taking a step back in time

Shoppers and visitors to a Moorlands town centre at the weekend had the opportunity to take a step back in time with the return of a popular community event. The annual Doctor Plot’s Lesser Known Leek made a welcome comeback on Sunday (July 3) which saw a host of activities in Leek town centre surrounding the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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